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Long Long

The Chinese tenor Long Long won the 18th Neue Stimmen international singing competition in 2019 in the male category, and is regarded as one of the most promising lyrical tenors of his generation. He completed his studies at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the University Opera Research Institute in Beijing. As winner of the 2016 Grand Prix de l’Opéra in Bucharest he was invited to the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In the following year he continued to develop his musical and theatrical skills at the famous Georg Solti Accademia in Italy. He won the Giovani Voci Verdiane competition in Busseto 2017. In 2019 Long Long won first prize at the International Music Competition Harbin and won six awards at the Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw. His repertoire includes roles such as Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and Rodolfo (La Bohème). He has worked with conductors such as Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy, Carlo Rizzi, Simone Young, Asher Fish and Keri Lynn Wilson. From 2017 to 2019 Long Long was a member of the Opera Studio of the Bavarian State Opera and débuted at the Salzburg Festival in 2019 as Il Capitano in Simon Boccanegra under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Long Long has been a member of the ensemble at Hanover State Opera since the start of the 2019/20 season. In January 2020 he made his house début as Rodolfo (La Bohème) at Hamburg State Opera. Recent concert engagements have taken him to the Victoria Hall in Singapore and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. Schedule projects in 2020/21 include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) in Hanover, Alfredo (La Traviata) in Berlin, the Duke (Rigoletto) in Prague, and Cassio (Otello) in Hanover.